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Jordan Livelihoods Project helps Jordanian, Syrian women launch home-based businesses

Home-based businesses play an important role in Jordan’s economy

Egypt-based Kashat for fintech raises $1.75mln worth funding

Kashat is currently providing microfinance services in the form of micro loans to the unbanked demographic in Egypt

Egypt’s SME Development Agency injects $662,509 investment into 350 projects in Luxor

MSMEDA coordinated with partner agencies to train and qualify nearly 200 youth on entrepreneurial skills

Startups, SMEs make 40% of Dubai Science Park’s partners

With its ample office and laboratory space, world-class infrastructure and vibrant community, the integrated ecosystem is conducive to creativity and innovation

Egypt, Jordan discuss strengthening economic cooperation, especially SME sector

Meeting shed light on the “Decent Life” initiative to develop Egyptian villages

Korean bank IBK to give SME financing expertise to Saudi Arabia

The SME Bank of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with the Industrial Bank of Korea on mutual cooperation and knowledge exchange when it comes to financing businesses in the sector

Aramco's arm, Wa’ed, gives $2.71mln to startups in first stop of Saudi roadshow

The next Wa’ed Entrepreneurship Roadshow will be on September 21 in Yanbu

Egypt’s SME Development Agency pumps $6.4mln into micro, small projects in Assiut

Projects created more than 5,700 job opportunities during the first seven months of 2021

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